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Famous People who were Native Americans

Name these famous people from history who were Native Americans.
Years are approximate in many cases
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Last updated: February 28, 2022
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c. 1540 / Legendary
Precolonial leader who co-founded the Iroquois Confederacy and was immortalized by Longfellow
Hiawatha
1585 – 1622
Was an interpreter, guide, and advisor for the Mayflower Pilgrims
Squanto
1596 – 1617
Associated with Jamestown, Virginia, she married colonist John Rolfe.
Pocahontas
1714 – 1769
Odawa chief who led a 1763–1766 war (named for him) against the British in the Great Lakes region (Hint: car brand)
Pontiac
1767 – 1838
Sauk brave who fought in the Midwestern war named after him (Hint: colorful name)
Black Hawk
1768 – 1813
Shawnee chief who resisted U.S. expansion and died in the War of 1812
Tecumseh
1770 – 1843
Representative of the Cherokee nation who developed a writing system for the tribe
Sequoyah
1788 – 1812
Young Shoshone woman who helped the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Sacagawea
1805 – 1874
Leader in the Apache Wars in the Southwest (Hint: debut Audioslave single)
Cochise
1822 – 1909
Lakota leader who successfully fought the US Army in Wyoming and Montana (Hint: colorful name)
Red Cloud
1829 – 1909
Apache leader and medicine man who fought Mexicans and the U.S. in the Southwest (immortalized by a military exclamation)
Geronimo
1831 – 1890
Chief who helped defeat Custer's battalion at the Battle of Little Bighorn
Sitting Bull
1840 – 1877
Lakota war leader who fought in the Black Hills War and the Battle of Little Bighorn (Hint: mountain memorial)
Crazy Horse
1840 – 1904
Nez Perce tribe leader in the Pacific Northwest
Chief Joseph
1879 – 1935
"Oklahoma's Favorite Son" who acted in 71 movies
Will Rogers
1887 – 1953
Olympic gold medalist who competed in the pentathlon and decathlon, American football, baseball, and basketball
Jim Thorpe
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